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Destenie Nock

Visiting Faculty (Carnegie Mellon University)


Dr. Destenie Nock is a leader in energy justice and sustainable energy transition trade-off analysis. In her role as an Assistant Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP), she creates optimization and decision analysis tools which evaluate the sustainability, equity, and reliability of power systems. Dr. Nock is the recipient of six NSF grants on energy, resilience, and energy justice. She is also the CEO of People’s Energy Analytics, an energy justice-based start-up company. Dr. Nock holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and an Offshore Wind Energy IGERT Fellow. She earned a MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Queen’s University of Belfast, and two BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Math at North Carolina A&T State University. She is the creator of the Black Electricity Blog site which posts articles about graduate and undergraduate advice, and research updates in energy and sustainability.

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